Tsinghua University (Chinese: 清华大学; pinyin: Qīnghuá Dàxué) is a national public research university in Beijing, China. The university is funded by the Ministry of Education. Tsinghua University is a member of the C9 League. It is also a member of Double First Class University Plan, Project 985 and Project 211. Since its establishment in 1911, it has produced many notable leaders in science, engineering, politics, business, academia, and culture.As of 2022, Tsinghua University ranked 14th in the world by the 2023 QS World University Rankings and 16th globally by the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In 2021, Tsinghua ranked first in the Asia-Pacific region by THE Asia University Rankings and the U.S. News and World Report.